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Leadership Vertigo: How the Best Leaders Go Off Course

favicon Skip Prichard - Leadership Insights
7 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Do you know a leader who insists everything is fine when everyone else knows trouble is ahead? Have you watched someone so oblivious to signs and signals that employees are not engaged? How do leaders accurately assess and view how they are perceived in an organization? My friend ...

Mobile Learning: A Recipe for Productivity

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4 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
See also: Corporate Training, Mobile Learning, Mobile Learning Authoring Tools, Mobile Learning Trends, Online Training Wondering what the secret ingredient is that boosts performance and productivity? It’s mobile learning! According to research done by Brandon Hall Group, 100% of the high-performing companies they surveyed were doing at least ...

How to Create a Learning Culture in Start-Ups and Small Businesses

favicon The Performance Improvement Blog
1 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
How We Built a Workplace People Love, explains what small companies and departments in large organizations can do to create a learning culture. He addresses fear, reward systems, hiring, on-boarding, learning, making mistakes, and experimenting. He writes: 1. We must come to grips with the role that "manufactured ...

If Mother Nature Was Your CEO

favicon Switch & Shift
5 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
“Nature is the world’s most effective designer” according to Frank Stephenson, Design Director at McLaren Automotive. Looking at what nature has created over millions of years of evolution to get to the ‘perfect shape’, the designers at McLaren Automotive get their inspiration from animal anatomy, tree branches, blood ...

favicon Lolly Daskal
5 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
People sometimes have to make others wrong to be right. They do it not to be rude, not to be mean, not to be hateful but because they fear their own bad feelings. Simply put, when we think we’re right we feel good, and when we’re wrong we ...

UX Myths

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3 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
UX Myths collects the most frequent user experience misconceptions and explains why they don't hold true. And you don't have to take our word for it, we'll show you a lot of research findings and articles by design and usability gurus.

The 5 Words Leaders Use That Do More Damage Than Good

favicon TLNT
9 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
The most misunderstood phrase in corporate speak is “People are our greatest asset.” That was the hook as I began my speech this week at the Great Place to Work list announcement in Dubai . I have gotten so that when I hear that phrase, to me it ...

Using Mobile Learning Tools To Gather Learning Analytics

favicon eLearning Industry
5 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
How can today's businesses use mobile learning tools to collect learning analytics to enable them to improve their learning? Find out with Mike Alcock. Today’s organizations are beginning to realize the potential of building data-driven learning programs, making it crucial that we know what information we should be ...

How to Create Successful Training

favicon The Rapid eLearning Blog
5 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
I was chatting with someone recently who was complaining that the organization’s elearning courses weren’t successful. After some conversation, it turns out that the courses were mostly information-based courses. The organization did a great job pulling content together, but outside of the content (and some nice looking slides) ...

What Leonard Nimoy Taught Me About Leadership Over Lunch

favicon Switch & Shift
4 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
I grew up in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and one evening my father came home with a 12-inch, black-and-white television. Remarkably, this little TV found a place in our kitchen, and every night at 6 p.m. we sat down for dinner and turned our attention to ...

5 Between The Line Things Before Selecting A Cloud Based LMS

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3 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
In this article we try to read between the lines and look at the softer aspects to be taken into consideration when selecting a cloud based LMS. Oh no! Not again! Was that your first reaction? Yes – “Points to consider before choosing an LMS” is perhaps the ...

Mobile is a Lifestyle, not a Technology

favicon Millennial CEO
4 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
With an increasing number of companies investing in deployment and management of enterprise mobility than ever before, it’s no surprise it’s one of the hottest trends in today’s business landscape. Remote work is fast becoming mainstream, as flexible hours and work locations allow employees to work more efficiently ...

10 Easy Steps For Successful eLearning Course Translation

favicon eLearning Industry
3 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
In this article we try to read between the lines and look at the softer aspects to be taken into consideration when selecting a cloud based LMS. Oh no! Not again! Was that your first reaction? Yes – “Points to consider before choosing an LMS” is perhaps the ...

Tips for designing serious games in learning

favicon e-Learning Feeds
2 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
There is a reason why people give up on learning more quickly than they would on a good game. This is because, simply put, games are fun. This is why games are used as an important study aid in learning. Otherwise known as Gamification, it is the use ...

When Learning at Work Becomes Overwhelming

favicon Harvard Business Review
5 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
Many skilled jobs require a considerable amount of learning while doing, but learning requirements have reached unrealistic levels in many roles and work situations today. This phenomenon of “too much to learn” is not only feeding the perception of critical skills shortages in many sectors, but it can ...

4 Twitter Chats for Instructional Designers

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3 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
Twitter is for more than just reading up on celebrities’ 140-character lives and finding interesting reads. Enter the Twitter chat. Hosted by various companies, organizations, and even fellow designers, chats usually follow a theme or topic and encourage response. Answer questions, reply to other chat participants, and drop ...

Will at Work Learning: Kirkpatrick Model Good or Bad? The Epic Mega Battle!

2 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
« Psychological Scientists Now Reviewing Movies -- To Bring Clarity | Main Clark Quinn and I have started debating top-tier issues in the workplace learning field. In the first one, we debated who has the ultimate responsibility in our field. In the second one, we debated whether the ...

Corporate Culture and Workplace Happiness at South by Southwest

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9 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
Engaged employees are the harbingers of workforce retention and happiness in the workplace, however numerous companies struggle with creating practices and protocols that result in enthusiastic personnel. From haphazard questionnaires to ambiguous measurements, countless companies are striving to produce solutions that will boost morale and prevent great team ...

50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning In 2015

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2 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
We’ve discussed the merits and utility of video games in the classroom before, so we won’t beleaguer the point. If you’re interested in the possibility of video games for learning–that is, teaching and learning with video games to master both academic and non-academic content–than the following collection may ...

Why Group Brainstorming Is a Waste of Time

favicon Harvard Business Review
1 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
To grow and innovate, organizations have to come up with creative ideas. At the employee level, creativity results from a combination of expertise, motivation, and thinking skills. At the team level, it results from the synergy between team members, which allows the group to produce something greater than ...

Coaching Strategies to Enhance Online Discussions

favicon Faculty Focus
6 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
I am not an athlete. I lack coordination and have some physical limitations. My husband, on the other hand, is an excellent skier. He isn’t a teacher but he believed I could learn to ski, convinced me to try, and partnered with me in the learning process, like ...

Challenging some L&D myths (aka fads and fancies)

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2 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
This week’s post comes from #chat2lrn crew member, Judith Christian-Carter. Judith is a Director of Effective Learning Solutions, a UK-based learning services company. You can find her on Twitter @JudithELS What is it about L&D that makes it behave like a super-charged magnetic for attracting all manner ...

Three Guidelines for Effectively Integrating Games in the Classroom

favicon Karl Kapp
3 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
A number of meta-analysis studies have been conducted in the field of game-based learning attempting to create generalizable findings that can be used to select and create meaningful educational and instructional game experiences. Here are three guidelines culled from research on the subject. The vast frozen wilderness faces ...

Intrinsic and Instructional Feedback in Learning Scenarios

favicon Experiencing E-Learning
3 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
A few years ago, I was a judge for a competition on scenario-based learning. While there were a few terrific submissions, I thought many of the courses missed the whole point of scenario-based learning. They started out fine: they provided some sort of realistic context and asked learners ...

Recognizing Leadership in Action

favicon Random Acts Of Leadership™
3 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
If no one comes to mind, take a moment and consider those around you right now.ÂIs there someone you can identify whose leadership is noteworthy? It can be far easier to name those things for someone like Martin Luther King, Jr, Mahatma Gandhi, or whomever your favorite historical ...

The Art of e-Learning Collaboration

favicon eLearning Industry
3 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
Collaborating on an e-Learning course is an art. These 6 tips on the art of e-learning collaboration from leading experts will help you produce a fantastic e-learning course. Collaborating on an e-Learning course is an art. Like interior design, city murals or the theater, you have a team ...

Nigel Paine: Major Trends in Corporate Learning and HR

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2 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
Nigel Paine, author of The Learning Challenge published by Kogan Page, discusses the key issues that his book covers regarding learning in the workplace. He talks about the tumultuous nature of change taking place in corporate learning in the face of increasingly sophisticated and complex technology, and provides ...

How Do You Create a Healthy Culture? It Takes Formalized Values

favicon TLNT
6 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Is your workplace inspiring, engaging, and productive or frustrating, dull, and stagnant? Or, is it somewhere in between? Effective leaders pay attention to the quality of their work culture, every day. They know that culture drives everything that happens in their team or department or company, good or ...

Can Your LMS Do This? 8 Questions You Need To Answer

favicon eLearning Industry
4 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
See also: Learning Management System Implementation, Learning Management System Trends, LMS Evaluation, LMS Features, LMS Selection eLearning has become an integral part of education and training. As schools and organizations seek after new types of eLearning experiences, many end up turning to traditional learning management systems (LMS). But ...

Do your training efforts drive performance?

1 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
Executives around the world are striving to measure the impact of training and employee-learning programs on the performance of business. Half of those who responded to a McKinsey survey last year told us that they see organizational capability building as one of their top strategic priorities, but many ...

Microlearning: Fab or Fad?

favicon Tom Spiglanin
3 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
There’s a new buzzword in town, and it’s name is microlearning. Like its predecessors social learning, mobile learning, and blended learning, it’s being tossed around as the new big thing, something we must all get on board with or face extinction. This begs the question asked of every ...

30 Killer Resources For Gamifying eLearning

favicon eLearning Industry
5 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
There are loads of great resources available to help you design really killer gamified elearning. Here we've curated just a handful. See what you think and feel free to contribute to the list in the comments section. Following on from my previous posts on gamifying eLearning, in this ...

Infographic: Top 7 Benefits of Scenario-Based Training

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3 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Scenario or task-based learning is a training approach designed with the participants in mind and aligns with the job performance learners are expected to achieve once the training is complete. New tasks or procedures are simulated during the training, immersing learners into situations where they are allowed to ...

How Long Should My E-learning Course Be?

favicon The Rapid eLearning Blog
7 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
I’m often asked how long an elearning course should be. My quick response is that it should last long enough to meet your objectives. On the surface that’s not a bad answer, but it’s usually one that doesn’t satisfy either. There are a few variables when it comes ...

The dark side of gamification

favicon E-Learning Provocateur
2 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
It’s a ridiculous question, I know, but in the short film Sight the protagonist plays an augmented reality game that awards him points for the consistency in the thickness of his slices. The scene irked me. The last thing I would want while preparing dinner is a computer ...

Ten things to remember when including video in elearning

favicon Saffron Interactive
2 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
For consumers and many companies, gone are those days where low bandwidth and connection problems were an issue with accessing the internet. But because of those problems, elearning companies or developers are used to taking the ‘minimum’ approach to visual and animated assets when designing elearning experiences. So ...

Convergence of Technology and Training in the Multi-device world at LSCON 2015!

favicon The Upside Learning Blog
3 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
The latest 2015 digital device stats shows that for the 40,000 Internet users surveyed across 32 countries in the Americas, EMEA and Europe, 91% of the users (aged 16-64) personally own a desktop or laptop and a smartphone with nearly half of them owning a tablet. Welcome to ...

Seven ways to create time for digital learning

2 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Every individual will find different ways to make time for digital learning, but the one thing that remains consistent is that to ensure learning continues on a frequent basis it takes practice. These seven ways will help you identify how to create more time to dedicate to your ...

6 eLearning Localization Pitfalls To Avoid

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5 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
In this article, I'll share some of the most common mistakes of eLearning localization, so that you can avoid them and make your global eLearning strategy a resounding success! eLearning Localization not only gives you the opportunity to reach a broader target audience who can benefit from your ...

The Uncomfortable Truths about Generational Culture

favicon Thin Difference
4 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
The IBM Institute for Business Value conducted a multigenerational study and issued a report entitled “Myths, Exaggerations, and Uncomfortable Truths: The Real Story behind Millennials in the Workplace.” This is a well-done, insightful report, highlighting a key fact – there is a thin difference between generations in what ...

The new gratification rules of gamification

favicon TabTimes
5 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Gamification isn’t new, but with advancements in mobile applications, big data, and people over-sharing through social media, companies are experiencing information overload. If properly organized and analyzed, all of these facts, figures and statistics are more than enough to gain understanding into the minds of your organization’s most ...

Weird Recruiting Habits We Can't Break

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3 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Yesterday a client of mine lost out on a legitimate rock star engineering candidate.The candidate wanted the job, but had another exceptional offer on the table, as well. You know what happened.The client had a “process.” That process was to have the candidate come in for one more ...

L&D professionals need to be more like engineers, not shopkeepers

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1 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Andrew Jacobs, talent management and organisational development manager at London Borough of Lewisham, looks at what the terms 'shopkeepers' and 'engineers' mean in learning and development Video from ( For more information, contact (

How the iPad is changing the way we learn

5 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
“What’s wrong with education cannot be fixed with technology. No amount of technology will make a dent.” So said Steve Jobs in 1996 - during an interview in which the Apple co-founder claimed the bureaucratic, political and sociopolitical problems facing the education sector were beyond technology’s capacity to ...

Using Context to Deepen and Lengthen Learning

favicon Faculty Focus
2 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Nearly every teacher has experienced students forgetting something important. This forgetfulness comes in various forms. It might involve not following instructions for an assignment, missing a due date, forgetting important details on a test, or even forgetting to take the test itself. Whatever the memory infraction, there are ...

Using Toys for Storytelling in E-Learning

favicon E-Learning Heroes
2 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
I watched Toy Story last weekend for the first time in almost 20 years. I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed that movie. When I first saw the movie, I enjoyed it for the 3D design and animation effects. This time around, I enjoyed the movie less for its ...

How to Embrace Failure and Make It Work In Your Favor

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9 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
We all know failure isn’t the end of the world, but it is not easy to embrace. Without clear thinking, fear of failure and failure itself can undermine our leadership styles, performance, judgment and even our happiness. According to one study, workers who feel unsupported not only face ...

3 Secrets To Instructional Design Success

favicon eLearning Industry
5 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
See also: Instructional Design Best Practices, Instructional Design Career, instructional design tips Pssssst—Want to know a secret? Or maybe 3 secrets? Keep reading, and you’ll learn how to succeed at e-Learning course development, whether you have an instructional design degree or not. Take the advice of these successful ...

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